Just Another Birthday Card

This time it is our son’s birthday! Elephants are his favorite so we had to do something with that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lu

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Inspirlutions Penguins

These last couple of weeks we have been working on designing our own set of penguins! From the rough shapes to the finished product, it was a fun project! We forgot to take photos along the way but here is the finished set! Our church wants to do them as a class and we are excited to help! That means we will have the set available to everyone, whether you want to come and do them as a class or just get the kit and do them up yourself!

Thanks for your support!

Lu

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September Church Bulletin Board

For September we did our take on sunflowers!  Steve really helped get these done this time and we are sure glad! They aren’t exactly the rolled cones like you have seen other places, ours are a little sloppier! But we think that it was a good thing for this project to have some of the ends of the rolls overlap the next petal.  The assembly went way faster with 4 hands!

The first step was figuring out the sizes of the squares and rolling them. We used a tool from our jewelry supplies to roll them all the same size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We stapled the petals together at the bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we stapled them onto a cardboard circle. This is where 4 hands were very helpful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we used the shredded paper for the centers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some lettering and it was ready to go up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lu

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Dino Birthday Card

It was our sweet granddaughter’s birthday this month and she loves dinos! So we decided to make a shaped card for her!

Here are the elements that we cut from Cricut.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the inside of the base.

 

 

 

 

Some people do the shape just on the front side of the card but we like it shape on both front and back.

We wanted it to say Happy Birthday but weren’t sure how to make it fit! We did not want to hand write it! So here are the elements of that before they were put together. We found that the cutting small things out of thin paper results in tears and tears! But there is a cheap solution! We have been using clear contact paper. It is sometimes tricky to peel that off after it is cut but sure saves paper and since the thinner paper is usually you designs and a little more expensive, it is well worth the contact paper!

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is put together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is the finished card! We used the shiny glossy stuff on a few spots, just for fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lu

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August Bulletin Board

For the August church bulletin board we decide to do watermelons. We cut them out on the Cricut, so it was super easy and fast!

To make the “seeds” look shiny we used a product called Glossy Accents. It doesn’t take very much but I think it makes a big difference! Thanks to Kaye Vos for turning me onto it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lu

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Flower Pot Finished

Sorry there wasn’t a blog last week.

But this week we have filled the flower pot!!! These flowers from cotton swabs have been very popular. We wanted to make ours just a little different! We think this is a fun thing to make with your kids! It is not expensive and can be as complicated or simple as you want!

 

Thanks for sticking with us!!!

Lu

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Flower Pot Fun

This week we are just brainstorming some ideas to do with terracotta pots. As you know, I love black and yellow! So here is an idea for painting one!

You’ll have to stop by next week to see what we filled it with!

 

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Lu

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Buffalo Decal

A friend of Steve’s wanted a decal for his jeep. He wanted a buffalo with a date in it. The buffalo represented American freedom.  And 1791 was for the Bill of Rights.  The tricky part was getting the date to read correctly from both sides. We figured it out!

 

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Lu

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Can’t Wait to Make This a Cricut Project

So what do you do when you can’t sleep? I mistakenly got on Pinterest!

I found this fun card and decided that 4 in the morning was a great time to try it!! It looked easy enough. Then as I started to look at the directions the measurements were all in cm!! Good thing I had a ruler that had cm and inches! It took a little trial and error but I think for a first try it turned out pretty cute! The only thing is that I want it to stand up better than it does and I don’t want to have to cut or score it by hand.  So this will getting put into Cricut very soon!!! If you are interested in how to get something like this to cut and score on the Cricut, I can teach you!

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Lu

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July Bulletin Board

Sorry there wasn’t a blog last week, we had a health problem.

 

This next bulletin board came up on us very quickly!  Lucky for us it was a month filled with possibilities! 

We just went to the dollar store and bought a sign and some garland. Took the sign apart and glued garland around them! Then just cut letters out to match and we were done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lu

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